File under “Hollywood is reading my diary:” Amanda Seyfried is in talks to star in Zack Snyder’s upcoming all-girl ass-kicker Sucker Punch. No joke, just last night I was catching up on Big Love — which…amazing this season — and thinking how versatile Seyfried is. She was a convincing, lovable ditz in Mean Girls (her breasts can always tell when it’s going to rain), but has, mercifully, not played a string of airheads. Her sometimes bubbly, sometimes seductive, very mysterious ghost of Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars gave an emotional foundation to the entire series — what kind of girl engenders this sort of devotion, and suspicion, from such a range of people? She proved she has both pipes and considerable charm in Mamma Mia!, but it’s her intelligent but conflicted Sarah Henrickson on Love that really seals the deal for me. The girl can cry.
Sucker Punch, which has been in the works for about two years, sounds like kind of a mindfrak. It follows Babydoll (Seyfried) as her stepfather sends her to a mental institution to be lobotomized. “While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. “Snyder…has described the fantasy world as ‘Alice in Wonderland with machine guns,’ blending such elements as dragons, B-52 bombers, and brothels.” Great, this is what I get for giving up dragon lobotomy brothel stories for Lent.
Seyfried’s supporting cast could include Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood, and Emma Stone. Count me in times one million! What say you, PopWatchers? Ready for Seyfried to kick some butt for Zack?
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